Library, Learning Commons

Library, Learning Commons, and Learning Support Services

The Library is a focal point on campus and students are generally satisfied with the facility, its services, and the way peak times are handled. Library staff are continuing to explore ways to enhance services and both staff and students are pleased about plans to implement a dispersed inter-disciplinary learning commons model on campus to complement the library and the existing 24-hour facility. Some of the new learning spaces will be staffed with technology proctors and learning strategists. In addition to the learning commons project, the Library offers writing and tutoring services and is planning to convert floor space to student seating, build the digital and research collections, and work toward extending the reach of the Library as a learning centre for the entire community of Lethbridge and region.

The Library was designed in the 1990s and built in 2000. There are retrofit issues and the space lacks flexibility.